Four institutes, one approach to interdisciplinary oceanography
The Ocean Institutes bring together the best minds in oceanography, engineering and related fields to foster innovative thinking and launch interdisciplinary initiatives in ocean science. These initiatives tackle many of society's greatest issues, including climate change, sustaining and conserving ocean ecosystems, and responding to disasters. The Institutes provide seed funding for these high-risk, high-reward projects. They also nurture rich graduate and post-doctoral education experiences for future leaders in oceanography, and serve as a public resource for science information.
The 2012 field season coincided with extensive melting across the Greenland ice sheet.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Learn more »